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Marking more than a year of pandemic, Mayor Lori Lightfoot rallies Chicagoans: ‘Let’s stand up together’

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“Almost overnight, schools, businesses, bars, restaurants, parks and houses of worship were closed. Flights were grounded. Chicagoans were asked to shelter in place and ended up losing their lives, their livelihoods, their well-being, their emotional and mental health, their families, their safety, and in some cases their faith in our mutual, community bonds,” Lightfoot said. “But as this horrific virus swept through our neighborhoods, our city, oddly, eerily, fell silent. Silent enough that we could all hear the sirens wailing as ambulances raced from homes to hospitals carrying our neighbors who had fallen ill.”

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